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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tsai.
Tsai Ing-wen
蔡英文
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President of the Republic of China
Assumed office
20 May 2016
Premier Mao Chi-kuo
Vice President Chen Chien-jen
Preceded by Ma Ying-jeou
Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party
Assumed office
28 May 2014
Preceded by Su Tseng-chang
In office
20 May 2008 – 14 January 2012
Preceded by Frank Hsieh (Acting)
Succeeded by Kiku Chen (Acting)
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
25 January 2006 – 21 May 2007
Premier Su Tseng-chang
Preceded by Wu Rong-i
Succeeded by Chiou I-jen
Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council
In office
20 May 2000 – 20 May 2004
Premier Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung
Yu Shyi-kun
Deputy Chen Ming-tong
Preceded by Su Chi
Succeeded by Joseph Wu
Personal details
Born 31 August 1956 (1956-08-31) (age 62)
Taipei, Taiwan
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Alma mater National Taiwan University
Cornell University
London School of Economics
Signature
Tsai Ing-wen
Chinese 蔡英文
Taiwanese Romanization Tshuà Ing-bûn

Tsai Ing-wen (Chinese: 蔡英文; pinyin: Cài Yīngwén; born 31 August 1956) is the president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 20 May 2016 and is the first female chosen to the position. She is the current Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party since 2008. Her nickname is Siao-Ing (小英).

Early years

Tsai Ing-wen grew up from a rich family in southern Taiwan. She worked hard and studied at National Taiwan University. She passed a test and became a lawyer in her junior year. She graduated from university in 1980.

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